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of information. >> who picked up the phone? maureen, was it you or your husband? >> we both did because we were told ahead of time that the department of defense was going to be calling us. >> it turns out to be the president of the united states. >> yes. there was a voice that said, this is the white house and the president would like to speak to you. >> i grabbed the other phone right away. >> i could imagine that you did. >> can you tell us a little bit about that conversation? >> it was very brief. he said that he had to decided to award our son the medal of honor. >> it was a very brief conversation for about a minute. he was at a loss for words, too. he wanted to call to celebrate and congratulate and then after an awkward pause for a second, he had to add posthumously. he was very gracious and a brief phone call and after his phone call other people would follow up and work through the mechanics and that was about it. >> when i read about what your son did and the bravery, you know, i mentioned a little bit leading into you, but it's been called raw heroism. he gets hit. he has a gunshot
. >>> the mid terms fast approaching and president obama in what "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls his best buzzer beating mtrode. made recenttrips to cleveland and lwaukee and gave a news conference on friday and tomorrow back in virginia. is it enough to pull ahead and rescue democrats across the country. let's bring in aaron mcperin. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you the president is as good of a campaigner as candidate obama in 2008? >> he's getting there. that's what a lot of opinion columnists are saying, he's finally getting his groove back and bring the fight a little more. you mentioned some of the places he's been to recently and i would point out that some of his public appearances in places like wisconsin and also in pennsylvania, are in states that are pretty riable for democrats in recent campaign cycl. the fact that he's going to states like that show that the democrats are going have a very tough time. obama was able to win states likened yanna and north caroliiana -- like indiana and north carolina and now they're going back to the traditional democratic st
.com. approaching and president obama is digging in. "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls it his best buzzer beating mode. with recent trips to cleveland l d milwaukee, a news conference on friday and tomorrow he'lbe in virginia. but is it enough to you rescue democrats across the country? let's bring in eleanor clift from news week and kristina bell antonio. good morning, ladies. >> good morning, everybody. >> i'm curious, eleanor, if you think e president today is as good a campaigner as candidate obama was in 2008. >> candidate obama was a blank slate. everybody could project all their hopes and their wishes on him. democrats loved him. independents loved him, even some republicans loved him. now he's got a record to defend. and i think we've discovered that he's not really leading a movement. i don't know where all those new voters are. they don't seem to be energized to turn out in this midterm. it looks like the election's going to revert to form with older voters showing up, disgruntled voters showing up, and all of the voters who obama inspired two years ago kind of sitting th
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